“Risk is essential. It’s scary. Every time I sit down and start the first page of a novel I am risking failure.”
—Madeleine L’Engle from Madeleine L’Engle Herself as quoted in The Literary Ladies: Guide to the Writing Life by Nava Atlas, p. 79
I had the privilege of attending a retreat this weekend with Candice Ransom. The goal was the plan to a new novel. It’s risky though–letting the old projects go out on submission and starting something new. But it’s exciting too.